Peter Walenta, a longtime local resident, spends his winters as a master boot fitter at Heavenly Sports in the California Base Lodge and his summers as an adventure guide for Heavenly Mountain Resort. Some may recall his days as owner of Kaprun West Ski Shop on Kingsbury Grade.
On Jan. 11, in the course of a birthday ski break, Walenta was injured by a skier who left the scene of an on-mountain incident. What started out as a perfect birthday ended with Walenta being airlifted to Reno, where he spent five days in the hospital.
To assist Walenta with expenses incurred while hospitalized and during his recuperation, Heavenly Sports, Heavenly Mountain Resort and the winter sports community are planning a fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at The California Bar inside Heavenly Mountain Resort’s California Base Lodge.
We hope you can join us for the silent auction, raffle and support for Walenta. Contact Nancy McCoy at (775) 586-2312 or Cathie Rahbeck at (775) 586-6113 with any questions or to make arrangements to have auction items picked up.
Tickets still are available for An Evening with Oscar. The benefit for Tahoe Arts Project, scheduled Feb. 24 at the MontBleu Theater, will be hosted by the Dyna “Mic” Duo.
The event will begin at 4 p.m., when comedian Howie Nave greets everyone on the red carpet, followed by a silent auction and no-host bar. A live telecast gets under way at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $65 per person, reserved tables for 10 are $700, and a reserved booth for two is $150.
Tickets are available at the California and Nevada visitors centers and the MontBleu box office. To charge by phone and for more information, call (530) 542-3632.
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